Adam Macko traded to Blue Jays

The Seattle Mariners manufactured their to start with major trade of the offseason, sending RHP Erik Swanson and LHP prospect Adam Macko to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Teoscar Hernandez. Joe Doyle had been declaring Hernandez must be a concentrate on for the Mariners on Jason Churchill’s Baseball Points podcast. Click on listed here to subscribe to Baseball Things and pay attention to his response episode on the trade.

Macko was rated as Churchill’s 22nd ideal prospect in the Mariners method. MLB Pipeline had the lefty as the 8th greatest prospect in the Mariners technique. He was highlighted in previous weeks Mariners MiLB Update for his general performance in the Arizona Fall League.

With Macko now absent, the Mariners have a quartet of right-handers who concluded last year at the AA degree in Emerson Hancock, Taylor Dollard, Prelander Berroa, and Bryce Miller. Then there is a little bit of an age gap amongst those pitchers and the teenage pitchers Scott Hunter and co. have drafted the past two seasons like Michael Morales, Walter Ford, and Ashton Izzi.

Dominican Winter season League Update

Dayeison Arias, RHP
The 6’1″ appropriate hander from the Dominican Republic is a minimal previous to be viewed as a prospect, but at 25 decades previous, he experienced a strong 12 months out of the Arkansas Tourists bullpen. He experienced a 3.03 Period in just underneath 33 innings at AA past yr, putting out 42 whilst walking 17. Even even though he will play next season at 26, he could be similar to Penn Murfee last year, and be regarded as for a spot in the Mariners bullpen if there are injuries and Arias is pitching at a substantial degree.

So much this year in the Dominican Wintertime League, Arias has a 2.25 Era above 8 innings with 9 K’s and 2 walks. He is participating in for Estrellas de Oriente.

Freuddy Batista, C
Bautista played 81 video games for Modesto past 12 months the place he slashed .266/.361/.436. Now he is playing for the Leones del Escogido. He is 3 for 12 with a double and 2 RBI. Specified that he will be 23 up coming season, he is mainly an organizational player likely ahead.

Kelvin Nunez, RHP
Nunez invested most of the 12 months in the Minimal-A Modesto Nuts bullpen where by he had a 3.42 Period above 52.2 innings when hanging out 61 and only going for walks 11. He got a 9 appearances at Higher-A Everett where he obtained hit really hard and struggled. He will have a shot upcoming 12 months at 23 many years outdated to breakout in the Everett bullpen. He has only pitched 1/3 of an inning in the Dominican Winter League for the Aguilas Cibaenas.

Mariners Insert 4 players to 40 Male Roster

President of Baseball Functions Jerry Dipoto included 4 slight leaguers to the 40 gentleman roster this 7 days: OF Cade Marlowe, OF Jonatan Clase, RHP Prelander Berroa, and RHP Isaiah Campbell. These had been 4 of the prime 5 prospective buyers that Jason Churchill considered could be picked in the future Rule 5 Draft.

Mariners Slight League Free Brokers

The Mariners have a ton of Minimal League totally free agents like LHP Ryan Borucki, LHP Tommy Milone, INF Joe Rizzo, RHP Casey Sadler, INF Jonathan Villar, and RHP Taylor Williams. For the entire checklist, click on listed here to perspective Baseball America’s finish checklist of Slight League Absolutely free Agents for all 30 teams.

Mariners Insignificant League Coaching Information

The Arkansas Tourists will have a new pitching coach in 2023 because Sean McGrath recognized the same situation at the University of Iowa. McGrath had been at Elon at the exact same time as George Kirby, who spent a the greater part of 2022 in the significant leagues. The Mariners have however to announce their coaching staffs for their affiliates for 2023.

Mariners Small Leaguers in the Information

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Situations wrote about the 4 prospects added to the 40 person roster.

Jason Churchill wrote about how the Mariners farm process will make improvements to thanks to the 2022 Rookie of the Calendar year.


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Curtis Christianson

Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He also will work in the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse for the duration of the baseball year.

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